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Printing Press Trainee - Packaging Corporation of America - Olive Branch, MS

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Company: Packaging Corporation of America

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We are seeking applicants for a Printing Press Trainee position in our Olive Branch, MS facility located at 8489 Summit Cove, Olive Branch, MS 38654

Pay Rate Range: $19.29 - $25.54 per hour ($28.93 - $38.31 per hour overtime)

Shift: 1st (6AM - 2PM)

10-hour shift: (5am-3PM)

Overtime is required

Competitive Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Gainsharing Bonus...


  • Assists in Production activities associated with running printing press machine including setup, operation, cleanup, and recommending improvements to operations.


  • Work as part of a team in support of a manufacturing operation with a goal of increasing productivity; decreasing downtime and waste
  • Assume active role in overall plant and facilities-related work
  • Position requires assisting all jobs on the plant floor
  • Follow all company safety rules and lock-out tag-out procedures
  • Maintain shop and shop equipment per 5S Standards
  • Other duties as assigned
  • May be required to stack parts up to 30 lbs. for a period of up to 12 hours


  • Minimum of 6 months printing experience on a multicolor printing press
  • Ability to cross train to promote from trainee to assistant operator and then promote to Operator
  • Be passionate about maintaining a safe work environment
  • Ability to pass pre-employment drug test
  • Ability to push, pull, bend, and stoop repetitively
  • Must be able to work any shift, including overtime and weekends as needed
  • Must have a good attendance record
  • Must be able to assist in all production activities associated with running machines: setup, operation, cleanup and recommending improvements to operations and meeting production goals
  • Must be able to feed machine to meet production rates
  • Basic Knowledge of color control
  • Basic experience with X-Rite systems a plus
  • Ability to train to adjust color on press
  • Experience making ink by formula number in an ink kitchen a plus
  • Ability to trouble shoot print issues by adjusting as needed
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • Experience in a packaging or other manufacturing environment related to corrugated Industry.
  • Experience in use of mylars to register print to corrugated sheet
  • Experience printing with polymer printing plates not just rubber plates
  • Experience with doctor blade system preferably double chamber system


  • Must be able to work closely on a day-to-day basis with other production personnel
  • Ability to share ideas with others to solve problems of essential importance
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Thrive in a cross-functional team environment
  • Work with a sense of urgency to reduce downtime of machines
  • Have basic knowledge of working with a computer
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple requests simultaneously
  • Minimum of 6 months printing experience on a multicolor printing press
  • Ability to work in a non-air-conditioned facility.


  • Personal protective equipment – such as eye protection, hearing protection, foot protection, cut resistant gloves, or other special protective equipment – is necessary to reduce hazard exposure
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear for up to 12 hours daily
  • Ability to push, pull, bend, and stoop repetitively
  • Required to use hands and arms to reach, stack and turn with repetitive motion
  • Also required to stoop, kneel, and or crouch
  • Must regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus

All qualified applicants must apply at Careers.packagingcorp.com to be considered.

PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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